Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Food Pictures....and running

...will have to wait a bit. I have them taken. I made some of the best individual serving turkey pot pies with a flaky, buttery, crust, but here I sit with the worst case of flu passed on to me from my ever so loving children and I don't have the energy to upload pictures from the camera.

As for the flu, so far my darling husband is the only one that has escaped unscathed. I'm really not sure how he managed that. My mom, who is sick herself has been coming over the last two day to watch my sick kids because it has hit me so hard that I am no good to them. I feel a bit better when I lay down but you can only lay down for so long before your ass starts to take on the shape of the bed.

As for running. I was supposed to take that first run back from the injured list on Valentines has not happened yet though. I have been too busy playing nurse to the sick kids and then being a patient myself.

So, off I go to re-shape my rear while I leave you with your imagination to sustain you until I can get the food pictures up.

Friday, February 11, 2011


I get to go running again in 3 days! Not only that but it is supposed to warm up a bit and will be in the 40's! I'm not quite sure how far to go. I'm thinking a short 1 or 2 miles my first time back out to see how my calf holds up. I have noticed such a huge difference in my temper these last 6 weeks. I'm pretty sure Greg has noticed it too. I'm so glad that my main outlet for stress is open to me again! Plus, it is just FUN to go on a run!

How to celebrate Valentine's Day when you have kids

First, you have to make a yummy treat!

Then you help your 3 year old make 72 Valentines for school and family. I had to help out by shaving the crayons...he couldn't quite get the hang of it.

 Putting the crayon shavings between two layers of wax paper....cover with brown bag and iron until melted.

Then sandwiching the crayon paper between 2 sheets of construction paper! If you hold it up to the light it has a stained glass effect. Hugh had lots of fun with my hole punch and the glue...I had to help cut out the hearts.
The finished pile spread out to dry.
I got a delivery of some beautiful roses from Greg and the boys today....

Over the next two days Hugh and I are going to work on decorating the house. I have hundreds of paper hearts that were cut out of the Valentines so we are going to string them up for a nice heart garland to hang. I will blow up some balloons and I'm making some homemade wheat bread and we will have a nice family party!

Thursday, February 3, 2011